Posted on Thursday, February 06, 2014 by LEAD
Farmers around the country rely on bullock carts to transport large quantities of goods over long distances. However, many problems have been caused by the fact that most of these farmers are using bullock carts without a proper braking system. Instead, the bullock carts are usually stopped manually, which is putting strain on the laborers, the oxen and the bullock cart. LEADer Santosh Kaveri of Samiti BBA College, Belgaum, also recipient of the "Best LEADer" award during Yuva Summit 2013 and Yuva Summit 2014, innovated a bullock cart brake system that is simple, effective, and affordable. Farmers using this brake system for their bullock carts are receiving many benefits. Bullock cart accidents are being reduced, and farmers can now carry more weight on their carts. In addition, less manual labor is required to manage the cart. Moreover, no pollution is being created from the cart as the brake system requires no fuel source.